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Bioactive Peptides: Applications for Improving Nutrition and Health

Owusu-Apenten, Richard (2010) Bioactive Peptides: Applications for Improving Nutrition and Health. CRC Press Taylor Francis Group. 400 pp ISBN 9781439813621 [Book (authored)]

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Features•Summarizes state-of-the-art research on bioactive proteins and peptides•Presents data from recent human clinical trials•Considers the benefits of bioactive proteins in supporting healthy weight when managing illness that commonly cause pathologic weight loss •Supports findings with more than 2000 references and over 100 tables and figuresSummaryChronic illnesses, injury, or infections produce a decline in muscle mass leading to delayed recovery, more post-treatment complications, longer hospital stays, and higher mortality rates. Therefore, ensuring adequate lean body mass is of major concern in health care. Presenting data from human studies and trials, along with recent research findings, Bioactive Peptides: Applications for Improving Nutrition and Health summarizes the applications, and benefits of bioactive peptides used to mitigate major metabolic derangements that arise from chronic illnesses and result in unwanted weight loss. Reviews the Latest Theories Explaining Muscle Loss and Accretion During Illness & InfectionIn chapters one through five, the book presents the background science on the relationship between illness and muscle weight loss, highlighting bioactive peptides’ ability to enhance the body’s antioxidant status, antisepsis capacity, immune function, anti-inflammatory capacity, growth potential, and appetite. Chapters six through nine deal with the use of bioactive peptides to modify aspects of the host response to illness, including inflammation, antimicrobial activity, anabolic dysfunction, and anorexia. This state-of-the-art reference also includes case studies on aging, AIDS, COPD, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney failure, and tuberculosis. It is a valuable resource for dieticians, doctors, nutritionists, and manufacturers of medical foods, tube feeds, supplements, and nutraceuticals.

Item Type:Book (authored)
Keywords:Peptide drugs, Dietary supplements, Protein metabolism, Proteins in human nutrition, Appetite stimulants, Nutritional therapy, Wasting syndrome - diet therapy, Wasting syndrome-etiology
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
ID Code:14684
Deposited By: Dr Richard Owusu-Apenten
Deposited On:03 Aug 2010 08:00
Last Modified:28 Jan 2014 14:46

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